Deuteronomy 22:5

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The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Deuteronomy 22:5

The woman shall not weare that which pertaineth vnto a man, neither shall a man put on a womans garment: for all that doe so, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not right for a woman to be dressed in man's clothing, or for a man to put on a woman's robe: whoever does such things is disgusting to the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be a man's apparel on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever doeth so is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`The habiliments of a man are not on a woman, nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 22:5

22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.


Comments for Deuteronomy 22:5

Prophet Elijah Augustine's comment on 2014-04-16 08:32:23:

well i ve gone thru diffts views people about deu 22 5.This topic is a big blow to the church of Jesus christ and that the devil is draggin the church to hell by bring confusion to our faith in topical wrong for women to put on man s wears, it is a v big sin.i know that my follow prophet re the worse preachers that the devil uses to preach nonesense for their own selfish interest.most prophet re not real men of God,they re looking for money so they cant preach,God wil judge them send them to hell if they dnt stop decieving people.let us obey Deu 22 5 it is nothing but the truth.


Tatenda Samuel Dhokotera's comment on 2014-04-01 06:41:45:

my brethren, l do love you with all my heart, am sorry if am going to hurt you. where the bible is silent am silent,where the bible speak l speak. Dont try to comment any bible verse, you will give account of it in that day. Just say or speak what it said,nothing else. Reasoning will move you further away from the word of God just like Eve. Eve questioned why God forbid to eat the fruits of the tree,when she done it, she was further away from the Word. That 's what you have done


Tracy's comment on 2014-03-21 18:41:28:

im totally lost God open my eyes


Debbie's comment on 2014-03-12 10:16:58:

Would God not allow one into the kingdom of heaven because they wore the wrong garments The motive behind the garments is what the point is


Isaac Idowu's comment on 2014-02-23 08:23:22:

Whenever Deut 22 5 is discussed the main contention is usually women and trousers Well God s words were given to take care of the past present and future which ought to be obeyed to the later Now the devil and his agent on assignment in making sure this instruction is not obey come up with what the call ladies trousers Why didn t the come up with men s skirts No they cannot do that reason is that women are their target as tools of SEDUCTION


Steve's comment on 2014-02-20 21:09:31:

Is it not clear that to everyone that we are not under the Law but we still have to live by the ten comandments if we take one verse and make it such an issue to try to control what our women wear is it not pants that is the issue here pants wern t even invented yet Ithink that homosexuality was really the issue here its been around as long as there s been sin men trying to be women and women trying tobe men looking like the opposite sex and laying with the same sex is both an abomination to God


Gozie's comment on 2014-02-19 23:59:09:

I think the mystries about Gods kingdom is not for a canal mind deutronomy 22 5 is saying a man should not wear woman physical structure vice versa For example a man changing his sexual organ to that of woman


Mikyes Emmanuel's comment on 2014-02-16 15:17:43:

Good lesson


Faustin's comment on 2014-02-06 03:36:07:

The bible says in the book of Genesis that after the fall, he slew a lamb and He clothed them, I am sure that what Deut22,5; 1Peter3,1-6 and 1Tim2,9-15 are just manifestation of what was done in the garden, God isn't a controversial God but He knows why He is saying so!!! Look around you how women are portraying themselves as "Sex appeal" with their tight and squeezed jean and legging? Do you think they are godly like that? I am not sure according to the word, they just look like sexual tool and you don't even desire marry such women unless for sexual avidity! Lord have mercy because the word of God prone holiness and that is the only thing people are afraid of and by the way they want to dilute the word! Also weak pulpit, those that are there for money making will never speak the truth, afraid to loose their money they make out of church goers! Only a true child of God will recognise the word without doubting it!!! God isn't a "theological entity, bible school or bishop" He interprets his own word and give it to those that yearn for the truth! Shalom


Nkopeti's comment on 2014-01-23 07:35:31:

Beloved, every sound Christian believes the Bible to be the word of God. It would therefore be dangerous if the totality of the scriptures is not accepted. It is even more disastrous when sentiments and selfish interest are used to interpret and teach the words of the living God whose standard and principle will never changed. Duet.22 : 5 is very clear in all translations and should not be subjected to any canal argument , except for cheap 'pastors' who are after quantity and not quality. This is more worrisome in today's Christianity.


Mohamed K Shaban's comment on 2014-01-17 13:06:18:

Read this screpture Romans 6:15-23,Mattew 8:24-29,dear christians obey the powerfull word of our mihty GOD,read this screpture james 4:1-10,thank you all, fom kenya,ilove JESUS.


Soldier Of Cross's comment on 2014-01-14 13:29:07:

naturally, every child listen to his/her father. Similalry only the children of God will accept the word/bible as their absolute and thus will never try to justify their wrongs. So those who are fighting scriptures know in their hearts whats wrong and right, even their concience does testify. So if you are fighting scriptures you are doing so bc of yr father the devil


George's comment on 2013-12-28 06:24:32:

According to deuteronomy 21 vs 18 to 21, therefore, whosesoever will not obey the commandment of God in deut. 22 vs 5 is stubborn and rebelious . And such person will not inherit the kingdom of God.


Anonymous's comment on 2013-12-22 10:50:47:

It hurt God when we disobey Him, women, men stick to His word in Duet. 22:5


GODWIN's comment on 2013-12-18 04:24:09:



Essien Michael's comment on 2013-12-15 08:04:13:

Let it be that all who spoke on this issue,have spoken based on thier understanding of the scriptural pasage in quetion. It mustn't be based on selfish interest and desire. On this note, let me drop on our mind, that if some mode of dressing would aid the present day moral decadence, let's for kingdom sake see how we could get rid of such. As the scripture says, cut off any part of your body that causes one to sin or may deprive one of the kingdom of God. More so, having known that fashoins nowadays have really been influenced and corupted by the devil. If other religion could have a standard, let christains, while waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ maintain absulute decency and modesty in dressing.Encourage one another by our dressing to stand not to fall.


Obi's comment on 2013-12-11 07:27:47:

Read Galatians 3:19-29. The first point is that we are no longer under the law. The law was given for a reason as the scriptural reference states. That aside, pants never existed as at the time when this law was given. I've never come across any portion of the scripture where God assigned pants to be a males dressing. Also Read Galatians 5:13. Ye have been called to liberty ; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. So you clearly see that it's about the state of your heart and you are clearly no longer under the bondage of the law. Gal 3:10. Nuff said.


Pastor Javed Francis's comment on 2013-12-03 01:49:23:

This scripture written for all the human b/c God created them male/female and God wanted to see them as He created them.and want some changes between female and male apperance,if we not follow them this againt the Law.culturely we what ever dress is eprated for men women we should should not wear female,s cloth and female should not mens dress.


Zachsmom's comment on 2013-11-25 10:27:57:

I think women should wear dresses/skirts all the time and and not even cut their hair to me it symbolizes feminimity. For example if you see a man and woman standing side by side both with pants and t-shirt on and both of their hair chopped off and they are standing with their backs facing you. How would you tell them apart? You wouldnt be able to and if he wanted the women to dress and look like men, then why would he even create men and women. My opinion is mine just like everybody else has them and it might not mean much, but just sit and think about it. God bless.


Benny's comment on 2013-11-25 04:47:41:

If Aaron wears skirt, jesus wears gown.Ask yourself what deut 22;5 is talking about, obviously not physical clothing.let the holy spirit be our guard.


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